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Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130

Postby Lnx_User1 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:19 am

OK so I believe I am suppose to post this first:

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eliah@eliah-Dimension-8400 ~ $ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py [sudo] password for eliah:  Sorry, try again. [sudo] password for eli:  ------------------------- * I. scanning WIFI PCI devices... ------------------------- * II. querying ndiswrapper... WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release. net8192su : driver installed         device (07D1:3300) present (alternate driver: r8712u) ------------------------- * III. querying iwconfig... lo        no wireless extensions.  wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"InterNyet"             Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 28:16:2E:D1:C5:69              Bit Rate=48 Mb/s   Tx-Power:20 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3             RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off           Encryption key:10ED-FAA7-90C8-1344-E2D1-7219-62A8-07CD   Security mode:restricted           Power Management:off           Link Quality:57/100  Signal level:-59 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0  eth0      no wireless extensions.  ------------------------- * IV. querying ifconfig... eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:11:d0:9f:3a             UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000            RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)           Interrupt:16   lo        Link encap:Local Loopback             inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host                                                                        UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1                                                              RX packets:11297 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0           TX packets:11297 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0            RX bytes:1004726 (1.0 MB)  TX bytes:1004726 (1.0 MB)  wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr cc:b2:55:c6:4f:b1             inet addr:192.168.2.13  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0           inet6 addr: fe80::ceb2:55ff:fec6:4fb1/64 Scope:Link           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1           RX packets:1298 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0           TX packets:1358 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000            RX bytes:817462 (817.4 KB)  TX bytes:228925 (228.9 KB)  ------------------------- * V. querying DHCP... Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility, e.g. service smbd reload  Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd RTNETLINK answers: File exists ------------------------- * VI. querying nslookup google.com... Server:         192.168.2.1 Address:        192.168.2.1#53  Non-authoritative answer: Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.33 Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.32 Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.46 Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.41 Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.39 Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.38 Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.34 Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.37 Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.40 Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.36 Name:   google.com Address: 74.125.226.35  eli@eli-Dimension ~ $                                                                                                       


Essentially I've had this issue on and off for some time. After recent updates to my Mint KDE it seems the issue has gotten worse. My Wifi dongle freezes up. I either get a solid light or no light on the dongle and the WiFi goes down till I unplug and replug. I have been using the XP driver for this dongle via a bridge as recommended to me. I wonder if the native Linux driver has been improved and if I should go back to using that. As it stands now the WiFi dongle seems to lock up repeatedly.
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Re: Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130

Postby remoulder on Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:47 am

Please also supply output of
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Re: Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130

Postby Lnx_User1 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:53 pm

System: Host: eli-Dimension Kernel: 3.2.0-32-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: KDE 4.9.2 Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
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Re: Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130

Postby remoulder on Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:13 pm

It could just be a faulty adapter, have you confirmed it works consistently in another machine/port/OS? Apart from that you have loaded the Windows driver, was there a particular reason for this as there is native support for that chipset? If the answer is no I would suggest removing the Windows driver via Windows Wireless Drivers and seeing if the native one works after a reboot.
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Re: Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130

Postby Lnx_User1 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:47 am

Essentially I was using the native Linux driver but experienced some occasional freeze ups/drop outs so I switched to the windows driver which seemed to improve things until recently (and this is post a number of updates to my KDE) and now it's quite bad with connections. I will test further with other OS as well try reverting back to Linux driver.
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